DVI output


J

john

Question for one of the Guru's

Monitor 19" LCD Samsung Model 193P Has ports for either digital or analog
hookup

My graphic card ATI AIW 9600 Provision for dual monitors but only analog
output ,no DVI.

Question, If anyone knows for sure. Would I see enough
difference/improvement to warrant the expense of switch to a card with DVI
provisions?

My gaming only causal, but TV tuner a must.

http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/n...=/Computers and Related/Monitor/LCD - Digital

computer MPC 920I, cpu 3gig, mem 1 gig
 
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J

J. Clarke

john said:
Question for one of the Guru's

Monitor 19" LCD Samsung Model 193P Has ports for either digital or analog
hookup

My graphic card ATI AIW 9600 Provision for dual monitors but only analog
output ,no DVI.

Question, If anyone knows for sure. Would I see enough
difference/improvement to warrant the expense of switch to a card with DVI
provisions?

My gaming only causal, but TV tuner a must.

http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/n...eUser=&prod_id=DI19PSQAQ&prod_path=/Computers
20and%20Related/Monitor/LCD%20-%20Digital

computer MPC 920I, cpu 3gig, mem 1 gig

Whether there's any difference seems to depend on the monitor--with some of
the early LCDs it made a huge difference, with the current crop it seems to
make less of one, however running at the design resolution of the monitor
with DVI you have an all-digital signal path with 1 to 1 correspondence
between physical and logical pixels, which is the ideal situation.

If you want dual-display and a tuner you don't really have any option but
the AIW 9600 in a single-board solution.
 
C

Chip

john said:
Great, Thank you

Its not as simple as that. J.Clarke's comments are 100% correct. You
really need to find out if *your* monitor is any good via the analogue
connector. The online reviews should mention this somewhere. Its possible
its just fine. But its also possible that the picture off the analogue
connectors is poor. That is certainly the case with some older monitors,
and also some newer 1600x1200 models where the analogue signal bandwidth is
very high.

Chip
 
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V Green

john said:
Question for one of the Guru's

Monitor 19" LCD Samsung Model 193P Has ports for either digital or analog
hookup

My graphic card ATI AIW 9600 Provision for dual monitors but only analog
output ,no DVI.

Question, If anyone knows for sure. Would I see enough
difference/improvement to warrant the expense of switch to a card with DVI
provisions?

My gaming only causal, but TV tuner a must.

http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/n...=/Computers and Related/Monitor/LCD - Digital

computer MPC 920I, cpu 3gig, mem 1 gig

It depends on the video card and the monitor.

Since VGA is an ANALOG signaling scheme, component
quality becomes a factor. And the DECODING device
on the monitor (since you're going analog to a digital device,
there's quite a bit that has to happen in the monitor itself) has
to be up to snuff as well.

Lately, I have had the opportunity to try (due to various
issues) the following cards, all on the same PC:

Built by ATI 9600SE
Built by ATI 9800 Pro
MadDog nVidia based 5200
Asylum 5900OC

The two ATI cards outperformed the nVidia cards (all using VGA)
on my Samsung 191T every time. The only way I can
describe the difference is that the fine detail with the
NV cards was slightly blurry. The two ATI cards had
identical (much better) VGA out.

But, DVI is even better, on the same PC, with the same monitor.

Use this test page:

http://www.monitorsdirect.com/toolkit/

click the Launch Calibrator button.

But, of course, the final judgement is left to
YOU and YOUR EYES.
 
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